A work permit client came canada on Aug 31 and went back on jan 04 2020.He is IT professional.His family lived in India.Should his tax return be filed as non-resident?

If tax filled as non-resident it has to be paper filed and all NRTC benefits are gone and if filed as resident profile accept efile and all NRTC benefit appear and tax refund also increases.Can i file tax return as resident?


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Many factors have to be considered when determining residency, such as where their primary ties are located (spouse, children, home, etc), their intention or plan to stay in Canada, do they come from a country that has a tax treaty with Canada, etc. 

Based on the limited info you have provided, this individual would likely be a non-resident of Canada. This assumes "went back on Jan 4, 2020" means they have no intention of returning to Canada any time soon or at least in 2020, have not established any primary ties in Canada and have primary ties remaining in India. 

If this is the case, they are likely non-residents. If less than 90% of their income is earned in Canada (meaning they earned income in India before coming to Canada), they will not qualify for some credits in Canada (i.e. the basic exemption). 

As you have correctly determined, all non-resident returns must be paper filed. 

Hope this helps. 


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